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Zotero

Instructions for using and exporting sources to Zotero, the free, easy to use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

What is Zotero?

"Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources." Zotero is both an add-on tool for your Firefox browser and a stand-alone program on your desktop.  They sync with one another and provide you with a way to mark and store your sources througout the research process. 

What can you do with Zotero?

  • Import citations and documents directly from library databases, the library catalog, and search engines like Google Scholar
  • Create bibliographies of various source types including books, articles, websites, videos, and more in a variety of citation styles
  • Organize your research by creating collections using folders and tags
  • Collaborate with other scholars, students, and researchers through an online network
  • Add searchable notes to citations

What comes with a free Zotero account?

Some of the features available with a free Zotero account include:

  • 300MB of storage (additional storage is available for purchase)
  • Full integration between Zotero platforms
  • Group research collections 
  • Citation plug-ins for word processing software
  • Web/Desktop platforms
  • Compatibility with 3rd party mobile applications